Penistone & Stocksbridge

Parliamentary constituency
LAB HOLD

Results

Labour
, with candidate Angela Smith
, have the following results:
  • 19,691 total votes taken.
  • 42.0% share of the total vote
  • +4.3% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Steven Jackson
, have the following results:
  • 12,968 total votes taken.
  • 27.7% share of the total vote
  • -3.5% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Graeme Waddicar
, have the following results:
  • 10,738 total votes taken.
  • 22.9% share of the total vote
  • +18.8% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Rosalyn Gordon
, have the following results:
  • 2,957 total votes taken.
  • 6.3% share of the total vote
  • -14.8% change in share of the votes
English Democrats
, with candidate Colin Porter
, have the following results:
  • 500 total votes taken.
  • 1.1% share of the total vote
  • 0.0% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

LAB majority: 6,723 14.3%
Turnout
65.9%

Vote share

Party %
LAB 42.0
CON 27.7
UKIP 22.9
LD 6.3
ED 1.1

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+18.8
LAB
+4.3
ED
+0.0
CON
-3.5
LD
-14.8

Latest updates Penistone & Stocksbridge

08.05.2015

06:00
Breaking

Labour hold

Tim Dale
BBC Local Live

Angela Smith holds Penistone & Stocksbridge for Labour.

06.05.2015

00:32

Out of vote chaos comes polls order

When the polls closed in at the last general election, hundreds complained they had been unable to cast their vote. What has changed and how will the chaos be avoided this time?
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Constituency profile

This semi-rural South Yorkshire seat stretches up the M1 from the northern suburbs of Sheffield, taking in some of the Peak District National Park on its western side. Much of Penistone and Stocksbridge's population live on its more urban, eastern fringe. Steel is still important here, Tata Steel Europe employs more than 2,000 people across its Stocksbridge and Rotherham sites. Penistone's town centre has undergone regeneration, including a new commercial development. The seat includes the former coal mining village of Dodworth and rural villages, some home to commuters to surrounding cities and towns. Other industries include distribution, agriculture and manufacturing.According to the 2011 Census, nearly 50% of the population are aged 45 or over. The seat has a predominantly white, English-born population. There is little immigration here, lots of home owners and apprentices. Unemployment is below average.Labour's Angela Smith won here in 2010, finishing 3,049 votes ahead of the Conservatives.